You may recall that Adam has been making me a warm evening beverage - honey, lemon, and hot water, sometimes with a clove, and sometimes with a bit of fresh ginger. I've been drinking that a lot, and I confess it is better when Adam makes it. He's a darling.
Anyway, this afternoon I began to feel unwell. My tummy was Up Set! My first thought was, "Oh no! Stomach flu!" Yuck Yuck and Double Yuck. I truly did feel like I would be in need of The Bowl that every family has. It was bad.
I also felt chilled, and when napping and moaning didn't help, I decided to soak in a hot bath. After that I simply lay on the bed commiserating with my tummy. Adam asked for the fourth time, "Can I do anything for you?" And I replied, "You know the honey/lemon drink? Can you make me one with lots of ginger, and just a little honey and lemon? Ginger is supposed to be good for an upset tummy. Maybe it will help." I held little hope, but it was worth a try!
Soon Adam returned with a steaming cup.
We've been keeping a hunk of fresh ginger in the house.
Of course, it didn't cure a stomach flu because that's not what I had. I just had an upset stomach from something I ate today, or for some other reason my innards were UNhappy. And the ginger was such a tonic -- I use that in the old-fashioned sense of the word. I'm so happy we had some ginger root in the house. Try it next time you think your lunch is not sitting well with you :)